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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: control arms I made Reply with quote

Since my chevelle is temporarily out of action. I decided to go ahead and make some control arms. stick out tongue

I used some DOM tubing, some box, a couple heims and a couple johnny joints, all and all I think it came out pretty good. I cant wait to get it on the road and test them out.




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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

May want to box the top of the upper control arm or at least put a couple of gussets in the corners on top. Otherwise I think they are ready for the powder coat and the Global West-Energy Suspension-Hotchkiss decals. Good Job

Be sure to record pinion angle before replacing them so you can adjust them back to where they were before. I assume you made the tops adjustable to preload the pinion angle for launch and back down for the street.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big Dave wrote:
May want to box the top of the upper control arm or at least put a couple of gussets in the corners on top. Otherwise I think they are ready for the powder coat and the Global West-Energy Suspension-Hotchkiss decals. Good Job

Be sure to record pinion angle before replacing them so you can adjust them back to where they were before. I assume you made the tops adjustable to preload the pinion angle for launch and back down for the street.


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Once I reinforce those uppers maybe I can sell them for the same price too Laughing .... Of course they're adjustable and measurements have been taken Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good lookin stuff,its fun to create stuff yourself
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice work!!! where did you get the adjustable ends on the lowers ?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I got the johnny's and the inserts from Poly performance!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a website for the johnnys and how much were they? I am planning on making my own tops but they will be double adjustable so I don't have to remove them to adjust 'em. I haven't decided on the bottoms yet, but I like the way you did yours.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the stuff I'm running from Morrison Gazan without the no hop attachment extentions. Looks like some nice stuff none the less. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would work on building yourself a set of upper to lower braces also. Hotchkis has a nice set that I use on my car. See link for photo.

http://www.hotchkis.net/bin/images/products/1803lg.jpg

The tubes triangulate the suspension and really tie things together. There were some factory braces installed on some muscle cars from the factory but they were just made of stamped flat stock.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea I have those stock pieces now... Maybe I can build those too I like building stuff Very Happy


I'm gonna try the arms out with the stock pieces and maybe add those later see if I notice a difference...
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

projekt70chevelle wrote:
Yea I have those stock pieces now... Maybe I can build those too I like building stuff Very Happy


I'm gonna try the arms out with the stock pieces and maybe add those later see if I notice a difference...


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